Date of Award
Master of Arts
Master of Economics
The purpose of this study is twofold: to analyze the national debt and to discuss the various methods and techniques of debt management used by the government during the period covered by this study.
This study covers the years between 1790 and 1955. Whereas, there are many details concerning the national debt during these years, the writer has limited himself to emphasizing the major effects of wars and deficit spending on the national debt. He has also given some attention to government spending in general. In regard to the reduction of the national debt, the writer has confined his analysis to the more general methods of debt reduction used by the government.
The historical method was used in securing information for the preparation of this thesis, that is, collecting and reading material and documents dealing with the historical background of the subject matter of this thesis.
J. L. Brown
Prairie View A&M College
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Date of Digitization
John B Coleman Library
City of Publication
Knotts, W. V. (1956). A Brief History of the National Debt, Its Causes, Its Effects, and Means for Liquidation. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.pvamu.edu/pvamu-theses/1011